The Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes has signed on to direct Screen Gems' The Raid remake, which is being written by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace, Run All Night).

We first reported on the project back in November 2011, after director Gareth Evans' original movie The Raid: Redemption debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Raid: Redemption starred Iko Uwais as Rama, an Indonesian cop who is part of a massive raid on a 30-story building that houses the area's most violent criminals and killers. The remake is expected to have a similar story line, although it isn't known where the movie may be set.

The Raid: Redemption was praised by critics and fans alike for its highly inventive fight scenes. While the remake may not boast the same level of action, Screen Gems is hoping that fans who flock to Gareth Evans' upcoming sequel The Raid 2, debuting in theaters March 28, will be on board for this English-language version. Gareth Evans was initially said to serve as an executive producer on the remake, although his involvement has not been confirmed.

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Before signing on for The Expendables 3, Australian filmmaker Patrick Hughes made his directorial debut with the 2010 thriller Red Hill, starring Ryan Kwanten and Claire van der Boom.